Fishing Tips Blog Posts

A Spanish Mackerel Adventure

August 8th, 2018

Article and photo by Miles Altman, Bayrunner Fishing Charters Casting a line for these roaming marauders offers unforgettable summer excitement. “I’ll be on Hilton Head next week and would like to charter you to do a little fishing,” Doyle Evans said in his thick Oklahoma drawl. Doyle and I had become friends years before, but… Read More…

The Battle of a lifetime

July 13th, 2018

An adventure off the coast of Hilton Head Island offers anglers the ultimate fish story. We were having fun at the nearshore reef, catching bluefish, summer trout and blackfish on light tackle when, all of a sudden, the small Fin Nor spinning reel– started screaming as line rapidly disappeared off the spool. It didn’t take… Read More…

Gulf Stream Magic

June 10th, 2018

Cobalt blue offshore waters offer exceptional fishing opportunities. From the very first time I gazed on the deep blue water of the Gulf Stream, I was in total awe. The richness and clarity of the cobalt blue was amazing, compared to the green and often muddy estuarine waters surrounding Hilton Head Island. This marine environment… Read More…

Red Drum Resurgence

May 8th, 2018

Bull Reds make a strong run in local waters this month. By Capt. Miles Altman, Bayrunner Fishing Charters Twenty-five feet below the surface, a marauding school of bull reds swept the sandy bottom in search of prey. Honing in on the smell of fresh-cut mullet, a large bull inhaled the chunk and, upon feeling the bite… Read More…

Cobia Season

April 12th, 2018

Great news for local anglers, as federal waters have reopened for the cobia season this year! By Capt. Miles Altman, Bayrunner Fishing Charters Cobia catch limits for individuals and per boat have been lowered, but they are still more than ample for a big fish like these battlers. The size has been raised from 33 inches… Read More…

Spring Fishing

March 11th, 2018

Enjoy an excellent season catching sheepshead and other plentiful fish in local waters. Article by Miles Altman, Bayrunner Fishing Charters I love March. The cold, gloomy winter weather has passed, and signs of the promise of new life are showing across the Lowcountry. Unfortunately, the crazy deep freeze we had this winter ended the best trout… Read More…

Trout Extravaganza

January 20th, 2018

While fishing on Hilton Head Island this past December, it was an awesome trout season, which promises a great January—perhaps the best in years. In early spring, we had tons of small trout, and apparently they have been eating well. Most of the fish are running a couple of pounds and up, with some really… Read More…

Reeling in the Perfect Present

December 20th, 2017

Long ago figured out that the best gift I’ve ever received is the time and effort of those who introduced me to fishing. The first, to the best of my recollection, was a tiny Japanese lady by the name of Jeannie. Being a Navy brat, I grew up on military bases and Jeannie had married… Read More…

Fall Fishing

November 20th, 2017

One of my favorite books—”My Health is Better in November” by Havilah Babcock, poet laureate of South Carolina—always comes to mind this time of year. Havilah’s love for the wonderful abundance of fall fishing and hunting opportunities here in the Lowcountry is reflected in many of his books. On Hilton Head Island and in the… Read More…

The Strike of the Speckled Seatrout

October 20th, 2017

Armed with a set of fangs that would make any snake or vampire jealous, a voracious appetite and an explosive strike, the speckled seatrout ranks in the top three inshore game fish, along with flounder and red drum. Often attacking prey their own size, the strike of the seatrout is hard to beat. One nice… Read More…